Dixie State Men’s Basketball Continues RMAC Play With Trip To Colorado

first_imgFriday, Dixie State visits Colorado-Colorado Springs to tangle with the Mountain Lions who are 6-5 overall and 2-3 in conference play. FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailCOLORADO SPRINGS, Colo.-After almost pulling off an upset at Division I Wyoming last Saturday, Dixie State men’s basketball returns to Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference play with a trip to Colorado. Colorado School of Mines scores 82.5 points per game and only surrenders 70.7 points per tilt. The Mountain Lions score 82.7 points per game while surrendering 79.7 points per contest. The Trailblazers are 4-5 and 2-3 in RMAC play and ensue in a streak that sees six of their first eight conference games played away from Burns Arena. Tags: Colorado-Colorado Springs Mountain Lions/Division I Men’s basketball/Dixie State/Elijah Ross/Padiet Wang/Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference/Wyoming This is the first match-up in history between Dixie State and Colorado School of Mines on the hardwood. January 3, 2019 /Sports News – Local Dixie State Men’s Basketball Continues RMAC Play With Trip To Colorado The Orediggers enter this weekend’s action at 8-3 and 5-0 in conference play. Saturday, Dixie State travels to Golden, Colo. to face the Colorado School of Mines Orediggers. Redshirt senior guard Ben Sonnefeld is the Orediggers’ leading scorer, netting 15.1 points per game They are led by senior guard Elijah Ross (15 points per game) and junior guard Padiet Wang (12.6 points, 5.7 rebounds per game). The Trailblazers’ statistical star remains junior forward Matt Conway (15.4 points, 5.8 rebounds per game). Written by Dixie State averages 70.7 points per game and gives up 72.4 points per contest. This is only the second time the Trailblazers and Mountain Lions have met with Dixie State prevailing 107-83 against them in the 2007-08 season. Brad Jameslast_img read more

BYU Men’s Basketball Has WCC Conference Schedule Released

first_img Tags: BYU Men’s Basketball/Gonzaga/Loyola Marymount/Pepperdine/West Coast Conference Written by FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailPROVO, Utah-Tuesday, the West Coast Conference announced its regular season conference schedule for the upcoming men’s basketball season.BYU commences its league slate by hosting Loyola Marymount January 4.Their first game against prohibitive favorite Gonzaga is January 18 at Spokane, Wash. They will then host the vaunted Bulldogs February 22, which is also Senior Day at the Marriott Center for the Cougars.Their regular season concludes February 29 at Malibu, Calif. against Pepperdine. Brad James August 13, 2019 /Sports News – Local BYU Men’s Basketball Has WCC Conference Schedule Releasedlast_img read more

Mounting losses helped persuade Purplebricks to quit the US

first_imgPurplebricks has revealed that it may either sell or close its US business as it withdraws from North America, citing a lack of management time and cash available to achieve the revenue growth it had hoped for over the pond, and mounting losses.CEO Vic Darvey (pictured, below) says that all of the seven states it has launched into including the New York tri-state area, California, Arizona, Nevada and Florida have all required huge resources to build brand awareness and that, following a strategic review and consideration of alternative business models, the decision to withdraw was made.The exit from the US is also about costs. Purplebricks’ year-end report reveals that although the company increased its turnover last year to £11.3 million in the US from £1.6 million the year before, huge marketing costs of £24.5 million and other costs of £16 million pushed the operation deeper into the red.US lossesDuring its most recent financial year the US arm lost £34.1 million, more than double the losses in the previous year.Its cost per sale in the US was also unsustainable. Purplebricks spent £8,917 gaining each instruction, which earned it £3,956 in revenue.“I would like to take this opportunity to thank all of our incredibly talented people across all our markets in what has been a challenging year – from the external macro environment to a number of significant internal changes,” he says.“My thanks in particular to our colleagues in Australia and the US, who have remained highly professional and, without exception, always focused on delivering great outcomes for our customers throughout a very difficult period for the business.”Purplebricks USA vic darvey July 4, 2019Nigel LewisWhat’s your opinion? Cancel replyYou must be logged in to post a comment.Please note: This is a site for professional discussion. Comments will carry your full name and company.This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.Related articles BREAKING: Evictions paperwork must now include ‘breathing space’ scheme details30th April 2021 City dwellers most satisfied with where they live30th April 2021 Hong Kong remains most expensive city to rent with London in 4th place30th April 2021 Home » News » Agencies & People » Mounting losses helped persuade Purplebricks to quit the US previous nextAgencies & PeopleMounting losses helped persuade Purplebricks to quit the USThe company also says it lacked the management time and other resources to keep plugging away over the pond.Nigel Lewis4th July 201901,093 Viewslast_img read more

Wm Reed bakery show gets industry backing

first_imgWilliam Reed Events & Exhibitions promised “massive investment” as it unveiled plans for a new Baking Industry Exhibition (BIE) this week.Highlights of the new show, which will take place at Birmingham’s NEC every two years, will include a demonstration theatre, artisan master classes, competitions and a working bakery.The exhibition will run from 6-9 April, 2008, alongside the Convenience Retailing Show, Food & Drink Show and Foodex Meatex, also owned by William Reed.A patrons’ board has now been formed, which includes Tesco’s category development manager Neil Franklin, Chatwin’s Trevor Mooney and miller Rank Hovis, plus bakery chain Paul.Peter Mellon, president of equipment supplier Reiser UK, commented: “If William Reed can do for the bakery industry what they have done for the meat industry, it will give the sector a much needed boost.”William Reed’s plans are being crystallised at the same time as BEL, the board of the Food & Bake show, is canvassing members on whether to support BIE or another industry show at another time.Charles Reed, group MD of William Reed, which publishes British Baker and Bake & Take, said: “The Birmingham food shows attract more visitors, including major bakery and confectionery buyers, than any other show at any UK venue. The siting of BIE alongside these is seen as a natural progression for exhibitors and visitors alike.”He added: “It is vital for the industry to have a truly focused event.”last_img read more

A quest to invest

first_imgCSM’s new Innovation Centre (IC) is all about… well, innovation. But what issues will the bakery supplier be looking at when it comes to long-standing products, such as cookies, brownies and doughnuts and how they can be developed? “Everybody knows there are doughnut rings and ball doughnuts, and everybody knows they can be iced, and decorated and so on, but what else can you do? What else is possible? For example, what about different shapes or different sizes?” These are the sorts of issues CSM will be looking at, explains IC and development director Kerstin Schmidt.BakeMark’s site in Bromborough, Wirral is home to one of four European Innovation Centres for CSM and will focus on frozen and bakery products, as well as acting as a communication gate to CSM’s four Innovation Centres in the USA. The firm is the largest supplier of bakery products worldwide and operates in markets throughout Europe, North America, South America and Asia.Schmidt believes CSM has a certain strength from, and a focus on products associated with, the US. The centre will examine key accounts in retail chains and coffee bars, establishing any developments in those areas, before discussing what could be applicable first of all in the UK, then for roll-out in continental Europe. Schmidt says the business can easily reflect US trends – for example what developments have taken place with products such as brownies and doughnuts – and translate them for the European market. “There’s always a difference. We don’t want GM products here, for example, but legislation is simply different in other countries so we have a different ingredients base depending on location.”== International team ==The 9,100sq ft Wirral site, officially opened on 30 October 2008, has created nine new jobs and will house an international team of specialists for cake, laminated and fried products. Made up of people from the Netherlands, Germany and Brazil, as well as the UK, the team will work on a programme based on customer and consumer insights, generated by the European Frozen and Bakery Marketing team. “It’s really an entry point,” says Schmidt. “Any customer working with us on an idea may initially have contact with a local sales colleague, but this then opens up access to a global door.” CSM’s other European centres are located in Bingen, Germany (bakery ingredients); Goes, the Netherlands (sweet ingredients); and Merskem, Belgium (bakery fats).CSM takes its inspiration from across the globe – and much more from Europe now than in previous years. “Spain is a huge doughnut market, but they have quite different profiles and different flavours. For example, a fully enrobed chocolate doughnut is common over there, but you wouldn’t necessarily find it anywhere else,” says Schmidt.Baked goods such as muffins or cookies vary in popularity across the globe – for example, in areas like Continental Spain they are still quite a novelty, says Schmidt. But that doesn’t necessarily mean that they won’t sell; it’s about finding a recipe and a format that works for the UK. “We simply don’t work so generically any more. We used to work very individually – in one region, in one country.” Now, for example, the company might look at a Spanish product which may not work in the UK in exactly the same format, but some features of it – the softness, the structure, the margarine – can be taken and used to create a product to better suit UK customers. “We have a better knowledge base now to create new products,” she adds.On a wider scale, the centre has been created to aid the formation of a truly global network and to generate a more long-term vision within the company. Schmidt, explains that it is all about creating a bit more time and space for the business to focus on certain areas in more depth. She is responsible for managing the overall innovation programme for frozen and bakery products, having previously worked at Unilever in the bakery division, before returning to the bakery unit at CSM in 2004, following CSM’s acquisition of BakeMark from Unilever in 2001.”We want to separate the urgent from the important,” she explains. “It’s about developing certain expertise that will enable us to create quicker product spin-offs in future – for example, by looking at what we really know about flour or what we should know about our frying media.” The centres have been designed to enable the business to focus on whether there are any additional developments or benefits it can deliver to its customers and to the end consumer.”Take frying as an example,” says Schmidt. “We make doughnuts and ring doughnuts, but our fats innovation centre would do the analysis, research and background on what the components of the future are in frying media. We would discuss with them what our fields of application are, what strategic directions we want go in, and then discuss with them in detail about how can we get there, what ingredients we need and what processing steps we need to refine.”== Serious investment ==The whole project on the Wirral required a couple of years investment from CSM, but the principal plans for the site, in terms of the building and the team, were pulled together in 2008. “The overall cost of the programme, including the other three European centres, will be around £10m,” explains Schmidt.”A key line of thinking in 2007 was, ’Do we want to put all our resources together and create one European centre, somewhere in the middle of Europe, or do we go for a decentralised approach?’ The idea was not to create an ivory tower where our experts could just entertain themselves,” she jokes, “which is why we opted for decentralisation.”The UK centre forms part of the existing BakeMark site and involved a reasonable amount of renovation, as part of it was pre-viously a margarine lab. Schmidt explains that although the history of the company here is largely based on margarine expertise, it does not do any work with margarine at that particular site any more. In fact, the laboratory itself hadn’t actually been in use for anything for a while, so it was essentially gutted and then refurbished. Within the technical area, the firm took more of a 50/50 approach, whereby new pieces of equipment were added where needed.Obviously the work at the innovation centre has only just begun, and Schmidt says the big launches will not be until 2009/2010, but the company believes it is at the start of a journey that will help create the next generation of products and improve the production of its existing ones.In terms of the future, she believes, there is still a lot to explore in the bakery sector: as well as the question of innovation, there is the issue of where these products are sold. Whether it be in the retail sector, hotels, amusement parks, petrol stations or coffee bars, wherever you find bakery products, there is an opportunity, she says.last_img read more

Arrest made in drive-by shooting death of 7-year-old Chrisyah Stephens

first_img Facebook WhatsApp Pinterest Arrest made in drive-by shooting death of 7-year-old Chrisyah Stephens Twitter Google+ IndianaLocalNews By Jon Zimney – October 16, 2020 2 702 WhatsApp Facebook Pinterest Twitter (Photo supplied/St. Joseph County Jail) An arrest has been made in the drive-by shooting death of a 7-year-old girl in South Bend.18 year old Jaheim Lamar Campbell has been arrested and charged with the murder. He’s also facing attempted murder charges in connection with the shooting of Chrisyah Stephens.The shooting happened around 7:40 p.m. on Saturday, Aug. 29, in the 800 block of East Donald Street.St. Joseph County Metro Homicide investigators say the child was attending a birthday party at the home when multiple shots were fired from a vehicle.Several people were in the line of fire, but Stephens was the only person that was struck.Investigators say hours before the fatal shooting, Campbell asked another person to help kill a man. After he fired shots as he drove past a birthday party, he admitted on Facebook he shot the 7-year-old girl, but that “it wasn’t over” because he didn’t kill his intended target.Campbell was arrested on Oct. 15 on an unrelated warrant. He’s in the St Joseph County Jail with no bond. He is set to appear in court on Monday.Anybody with information is asked to contact Metro Homicide at 574-235-5009 or Michiana Crime Stoppers at 574-288-STOP. Google+ Previous articleIndiana students to get free FAFSA help on College Goal SundayNext articleMichigan appeals court reverses extended absentee ballot deadline Jon ZimneyJon Zimney is the News and Programming Director for News/Talk 95.3 Michiana’s News Channel and host of the Fries With That podcast. Follow him on Twitter @jzimney.last_img read more

Bob Dylan Shares Rehearsal Recording Of 1980 “Every Grain Of Sand”

first_imgIn 1978, Bob Dylan spent a great deal of time writing gospel tunes, many of which never made it on record simply because there wasn’t enough time to release them all. Most of the unrecorded songs lived on gospel tours from 1979 to 1981 (that eventually turned into bootlegs), or they never left the rehearsal room at all. Now in 2017, Bob Dylan is gearing up to release the songs from his spiritual period in the upcoming box set Trouble No More – The Bootleg Series Vol. 13 / 1979-1981. Following the release of “Making A Liar Out Of Me,” which never made it out of a rehearsal room, and rehearsal version of “Slow Train,” Dylan shares the another single from the box set: “Every Grain Of Sand.” This particular recording was taken from a September 26, 1980 session for Shot Of Love.“Every Grain Of Sand” will be featured in a six disc set from Bob Dylan’s gospel era to be released on November 3, 2017. The box set will feature both studio and live recordings, including two discs of rare and unreleased outtakes and rehearsal recordings, from this era to place Dylan in his own period of sound, creativity, and ultimate mastery.Listen to 1980’s outtake of “Every Grain Of Sand” below:Check out some of the other recordings from the upcoming compilation below: Trouble No More – The Bootleg Series Vol. 13 / 1979-198Disc 1: LiveSlow Train (Nov. 16, 1979)Gotta Serve Somebody (Nov. 15, 1979)I Believe in You (May 16, 1980)When You Gonna Wake Up? (July 9, 1981)When He Returns (Dec. 5, 1979)Man Gave Names to All the Animals (Jan. 16, 1980)Precious Angel (Nov. 16, 1979)Covenant Woman (Nov. 20, 1979)Gonna Change My Way of Thinking (Jan. 31, 1980)Do Right to Me Baby (Do Unto Others)(Jan. 28, 1980)Solid Rock (Nov. 27, 1979)What Can I Do for You? (Nov. 27, 1979)Saved (Jan. 12, 1980)In the Garden (Jan. 27, 1980)Disc 2: LiveSlow Train (June 29, 1981)Ain’t Gonna Go to Hell for Anybody (Unreleased song – Apr. 24, 1980)Gotta Serve Somebody (July 15, 1981)Ain’t No Man Righteous, No Not One (Unreleased song – Nov. 16, 1979)Saving Grace (Nov. 6, 1979)Blessed Is the Name (Unreleased song – Nov. 20, 1979)Solid Rock (Oct. 23, 1981)Are You Ready? (Apr. 30, 1980)Pressing On (Nov. 6, 1979)Shot of Love (July 25, 1981)Dead Man, Dead Man (June 21, 1981)Watered-Down Love (June 12, 1981)In the Summertime (Oct. 21, 1981)The Groom’s Still Waiting at the Altar (Nov. 13, 1980)Caribbean Wind (Nov. 12, 1980)Every Grain of Sand (Nov. 21, 1981)Disc 3: Rare and UnreleasedSlow Train (Soundcheck – Oct. 5, 1978)Do Right to Me Baby (Do Unto Others)(Soundcheck – Dec. 7, 1978)Help Me Understand (Unreleased song – Oct. 5, 1978)Gonna Change My Way of Thinking (Rehearsal – Oct. 2, 1979)Gotta Serve Somebody (Outtake – May 4, 1979)When He Returns (Outtake – May 4, 1979)Ain’t No Man Righteous, No Not One (Unreleased song – May 1, 1979)Trouble in Mind (Outtake – April 30, 1979)Ye Shall Be Changed (Outtake – May 2, 1979)Covenant Woman (Outtake –February 11, 1980)Stand by Faith (Unreleased song – Sept. 26, 1979)I Will Love Him (Unreleased song – Apr. 19, 1980)Jesus Is the One (Unreleased song – Jul. 17, 1981)City of Gold (Unreleased song – Nov. 22, 1980)Thief on the Cross (Unreleased song – Nov. 10, 1981)Pressing On (Outtake – Feb. 13, 1980)Disc 4: Rare and UnreleasedSlow Train (Rehearsal – Oct. 2, 1979)Gotta Serve Somebody (Rehearsal – Oct. 9, 1979)Making a Liar Out of Me (Unreleased song – Sept. 26, 1980)Yonder Comes Sin (Unreleased song – Oct. 1, 1980)Radio Spot January 1980, Portland, OR showCover Down, Pray Through (Unreleased song – May 1, 1980)Rise Again (Unreleased song – Oct. 16, 1980)Ain’t Gonna Go to Hell for Anybody (Unreleased song – Dec. 2, 1980)The Groom’s Still Waiting at the Altar (Outtake – May 1, 1981)Caribbean Wind (Rehearsal – Sept. 23, 1980)You Changed My Life (Outtake – April 23, 1981)Shot of Love (Outtake – March 25, 1981)Watered-Down Love (Outtake – May 15, 1981)Dead Man, Dead Man (Outtake – April 24, 1981)Every Grain of Sand (Rehearsal – Sept. 26, 1980)Disc 5 – Live in Toronto 1980Gotta Serve Somebody (April 18, 1980)I Believe In You (April 18, 1980)Covenant Woman (April 19, 1980)When You Gonna Wake Up? (April 18, 1980)When He Returns (April 20, 1980)Ain’t Gonna Go To Hell For Anybody (Unreleased song – April 18, 1980)Cover Down, Pray Through (Unreleased song – April 19, 1980)Man Gave Names To All The Animals (April 19, 1980)Precious Angel (April 19, 1980)Disc 6 – Live in Toronto 1980Slow Train (April 18, 1980)Do Right To Me Baby (Do Unto Others)(April 20, 1980)Solid Rock (April 20, 1980)Saving Grace (April 18, 1980)What Can I Do For You? (April 19, 1980)In The Garden (April 20, 1980)Band Introductions (April 19, 1980)Are You Ready? (April 19, 1980)Pressing On (April 18, 1980)Disc 7 – Live in Earl’s Court, London – June 27, 1981Gotta Serve SomebodyI Believe In YouLike A Rolling StoneMan Gave Names To All The AnimalsMaggie’s FarmI Don’t Believe YouDead Man, Dead ManGirl From The North CountryBallad Of A Thin ManDisc 8 – Live in Earl’s Court – London – June 27, 1981Slow TrainLet’s BeginLenny BruceMr. Tambourine ManSolid RockJust Like A WomanWatered-Down LoveForever YoungWhen You Gonna Wake UpIn The GardenBand IntroductionsBlowin’ In The WindIt’s All Over Now, Baby BlueKnockin’ On Heaven’s DoorDisc 9: Bonus DVDTrouble No More – A Musical FilmDVD EXTRAS:Shot of LoveCover Down, Pray ThroughJesus Met the Woman at the Well (Alternate version)Ain’t Gonna Go to Hell for Anybody (Complete version)Precious Angel (Complete version)Slow Train (Complete version)last_img read more

A Coal-Existential Threat From Renewables

first_imgA Coal-Existential Threat From Renewables FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailPrint分享Camila Domonoske for NPR:In the long-term, as NPR’s Jeff Brady reported in February, there’s another challenge facing the coal industry:“The renewable energy building boom also is stressing the industry. Once solar and wind projects are built, the power is cheap to produce.” ‘Gas puts the immediate threat to coal, but the combination of gas and renewables places a longer-term threat to coal,’ says Andy Roberts, analyst in international thermal coal markets for the consulting firm Wood Mackenzie.“He says last year was tough for coal companies, and the future likely will be even more painful.” ‘Probably, over the long, long time, only the strongest of them are going to survive,’ Roberts says.”One way companies can strengthen their position in the struggling industry? Declaring bankruptcy, Jeff wrote.U.S. Coal Giant Peabody Energy Files For Bankruptcylast_img read more

FT: Big U.S. Companies Are Driving ‘Spectacular Growth’ in Renewables

first_img FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailPrint分享Pilita Clark for the Financial Times:When General Motors buys electricity for the Texas plant that makes hundreds of its Chevrolet and Cadillac trucks each day, it normally does a deal with a local power utility lasting at most a couple of years.But five months ago the US carmaker did something very different, signing a 14-year agreement with a wind farm company, EDP Renewables North America, for enough electricity to make more than half the trucks it produces each year.The deal makes GM one of a fast-growing number of big US companies buying green power to cut their emissions of carbon dioxide, and potentially make savings on their energy bills. In doing so, these groups are reshaping the way renewable energy is purchased, and helping green power generators build more projects than they otherwise might have done.Some businesses still find it difficult to do deals to invest in renewable energy, and an initiative backed by 60 companies including Facebook and Microsoft was launched on Thursday to make it easier.Silicon Valley technology companies led by Google were the first in the US to plough into green energy in a significant way, but now the trend has spread to some of the country’s biggest manufacturers and retailers, including GM, Lockheed Martin, Amazon and Walmart.In total, 24 large US companies bought 3.6 gigawatts of power in 2015 and the first quarter of this year — more than three times the amount purchased by seven groups in 2014, according to the Rocky Mountain Institute, a US non-profit organisation trying to accelerate these renewable energy agreements.“The growth was spectacular and took everybody by surprise, nobody expected that,” says Hervé Touati, a Rocky Mountain Institute managing director.The long-term power-purchasing agreements that big companies are signing with wind and solar farms are important for renewable-energy generators trying to build new projects.By guaranteeing future revenues, the purchasing deals help bolster the generators’ efforts to persuade lenders or investors to finance projects that might otherwise fail to get off the drawing board.Until now, wind and solar farm developers have typically sold most of their electricity to big state or privately owned utilities that in turn sell it on to their customers.But this is now changing. Along with universities and cities, big companies are making so many long-term power-purchasing deals with renewable-energy generators that in 2015 they for the first time outstripped utilities doing such agreements in the US.According to the American Wind Energy Association, the new class of buyers accounted for 52 per cent of wind generating capacity sold via power-purchasing agreements last year, up from 23 per cent in 2014 and 5 per cent in 2013.Full article ($): Big US companies spearhead renewable energy drive FT: Big U.S. Companies Are Driving ‘Spectacular Growth’ in Renewableslast_img read more

Medford Armed Home Invasion Probed

first_imgSign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York Suffolk County police are investigating an armed home invasion in which two victims were injured in Medford over the weekend.Two men, one armed with a shotgun, knocked on the door of a house on Granny Road near the corner of Patchogue- Mount Sinai Road, assaulted two people inside and stole a video game console shortly before 1 a.m. Saturday, police said.The victims were taken to Brookhaven Memorial Hospital for treatment of their injuries.No arrests have been made. Sixth Squad detectives are continuing the investigation.last_img